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  • Black History is US History-Lessons, Videos, & Authentic Activities about Influential African Americans for the entire year

    Black History is American History. We need to be teaching about influential, world changing people of color all year long-not just in February. I've rounded up some of our favorite videos, books, and resources to ensure that teaching diversity is a priority in our classrooms! 
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the Elementary Classroom

    No need for the #sundayscaries this week because Monday is a national holiday! It is the day we honor the accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. If you are like me, this holiday comes real fast-just as you are getting back into the routine of school and the kids are finally ready to work again after the break. We need to approach this day with care. It seems like our world could use a little more reminding of Martin's peaceful ideas right now and we want to be careful to actually teach the importance of freedom and rights, rather than allowing a teachable moment to pass us by. Respect and attention to this day can be given in age appropriate ways-while keeping on track with routines and standards as much as possible!